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Phenomenal Woman

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Every once in a while a gal needs a pick me up….   Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size. But when I start to tell them, They think I am telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenally woman, That’s me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down to their knees.…

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“Was I there? Did I have fun?”

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I just got back from a GREAT weekend with a group of girlfriends and their families.  Some of the families, we have been friends for years and others are fairly new to the fold.  During the weekend, we laughed and shared memories, both recent and in the past.  During these discussion there was a phrase that kept coming up… “Was I there?  Did I have fun?” At first glance, I thought that the time has finally come. My girlfriends and I have now all reached the age where our memory is shit.  Yet, the longer I sat and reflected on…

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Here’s lookin at you kid!

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It’s Christmas Day! Hopefully this finds all of you surrounded by those that you love…or at least snuggled up with a good holiday movie. I must confess, my family watches a lot of movies.  We watch movies at home, we enjoy going to the theater… especially at dinner time, because then I don’t have to cook!  With all this movie watching, we quote movies ALL the time.  Yes. We are THAT family. My favorite time is the at the start of the holiday season, when we break out our holiday movie collection….and you guessed it, we start throwing around some…

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So I can not believe that I am sitting at the computer the day before my entry for this blog is due. Not only do I have no idea on what to write about, I have no idea how it got to be 24th of November already! Oh, who am I kidding….I know exactly how this happened. My chaotic, wonderful, stressful life got in the way…along with a sprinkle of some pretty magical thinking. I confess, I have thought about how I should sit down and start writing something many times this month. I have also spent quite a bit…

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Bah Humbug Halloween

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I dread Halloween! Don’t get me wrong. I am all over the ridiculously large bags of candy that you can buy…for trick-o-treating, of course. I like the walking around, the sipping on an adult beverage, and the visiting of neighbors, as the kids run amuk in the neighborhood. I don’t even mind the fact that Halloween items are displayed in the stores at the end of August. What kills me, year after year, are costumes and dressing up. I have children who spend the six months prior to Halloween, if not a whole year, thinking and planning their costumes.  When my son was 4, after a great night…

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Culling the Herd

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The friendships we have as women can really make or break a girl. When I was young, it was ingrained into me at a very young age that I was to be friends with EVERYONE. Being raised in a small town in the Midwest, everyone knew everyone AND all their business. (No joke…the stories I could tell over a few beers!) I took this lesson to heart. It wasn’t until I was in my forties and my “give a shit” meter shifted. I think with age and experiences, comes this realization that life is short and so you had better…

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